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The New Moon at 15+ degrees Capricorn on Jan. 6, 2019, is the first eclipse of the year, a partial solar eclipse in Capricorn. The Sun and the Moon are in conjunction with Saturn, the ruler of Capricorn. Exactly at the eclipse degree is 55576 Amycus, a small centaur discovered in 2002 and given the name in 2005. At the next degree (16+ Capricorn) is Ultima Thule, the most distant world ever visited by a man-made spacecraft. Uranus is stationary direct in late degrees of Aries.
Ultima Thule is a nickname for 2014 MU69, a distant cubewano, which was targeted for the space probe New Horizons’ next destination after it would have completed flyby of Pluto, which happened in 2015. The name means a place beyond the borders of the known world. On Jan. 1, 2019, New Horizons spacecraft made a close pass of Ultima Thule. The photos it sent to Earth revealed, that Ultima Thule is a contact binary, consisting of two separate bodies joined together. The larger one is now called Ultima and the smaller one Thule. This binary is a primitive object, which is going to help scientists learn important things about the origins of our solar system.
55576 Amycus was named after a centaur, which had an important role in the Centauromachy, a famous myth telling about a battle between the Lapith people and the centaurs in Greek mythology. The centaurs were a bunch of troublemakers (except Chiron and Pholus), and Amycus was a member of his tribe.
The aforementioned battle took place during the wedding of the king of the Lapiths, Pirithous, and his bride Hippodameia. Amycus was responsible for the first death of one of the Lapiths. Amycus was killed, the centaurs were defeated, and those who kept their lives were forced to flee from Thessaly.
As human beings we have an ability to choose our actions. What we do, whether good or bad, affects other people. Also we are members of our tribe, namely humankind. It is difficult to be a truly human all by oneself. Society gives human beings their humanity. I think that the astrological meaning of Amycus has a great deal to do with this connectedness and with the choices we make, including their consequences.
This solar eclipse in Capricorn belongs to the Saros series 2 South. In “Predictive astrology: the eagle and the lark”, Bernadette Brady has delineated this eclipse family, based on the initial eclipse in the series, as follows:
“This eclipse is concerned with unusual groups and the individual’s involvement with those groups. This could be the time when the individual notices or suddenly desires to find a particular group whose concerns would be with healing, the arts, or the love of humanity. The individual will feel that, through involvement with such a group, he or she will gain a great deal.”
The Sabian symbol for the eclipse degree is Capricorn 16, Boys and girls in gymnasium suits, and it speaks about society and co-operation, too. According to Marc Edmund Jones, “This is a symbol of practical experience as at root a matter of developing self-competency, and of life as a never-ending adjustment of ideals and motives to the everyday potentials of human society. The individual is called on to co-operate in a continual estimation and re-estimation of his powers and capacities by his fellows, and to bring an aliveness of interest to everything in which he would participate. A disciplined self-responsibility is demanded for a common achievement. The keyword is animation.”
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Solar Eclipse [15 Capricorn 25]
– January 6 2019 (01:43 GMT)
We are on the verge of the first Solar Eclipse of 2019. It takes place on January 6th and is only the second eclipse in the Cancer/Capricorn eclipse cycle, which began last July 2018. Here’s a reminder of the sequence:
- Solar Eclipse [20 Cancer 41] – July 13 2018
- Solar Eclipse [15 Capricorn 25] – January 6 2019
- Solar Eclipse [10 Cancer 38] – July 2 2019
- Lunar Eclipse [24 Capricorn 04] – July 16 2019
- Solar Eclipse [4 Capricorn 07] – December 26 2019
- Lunar Eclipse [20 Cancer 00] – January 10 2020
- Solar Eclipse [0 Cancer 21] – June 21 2020
- Lunar Eclipse [13 Capricorn 38] – July 5 2020
This is a partial rather than a total Solar Eclipse. Therefore, not as spectacular in the sky. Yet, it is a powerful eclipse because the Sun and Moon are sandwiched between Saturn and Pluto (you can see the eclipse chart below). Pluto, the planet linked to power, loss & transformation entered Capricorn in 2008 and Saturn, the planet linked to responsibility, time & hard work entered Capricorn late 2017.
Theoretically, Saturn is coming up behind Pluto to clear up its mess. Saturn in Capricorn is in its sign of rulership but is still a formidable ruler, stern and diligent, a stickler for the rules.
Also, these two planets are working together. This is tough leadership that has little room for compassion or heart-felt encounters. It can play out as an obsession with power and this combination can be drawn towards brutality and corruption.
Commit or Quit?
What we can expect from this eclipse? Eclipses are about endings and beginnings; they show you the door or open a new gateway, one that often means letting go of the past. For some of you, this eclipse is a reminder that you can’t give up even when the going gets tough. Real change requires discipline and commitment and the bravery to step past fear and doubt. If you’re currently under the cosh of Saturn or Pluto, dig in deep for another two weeks.
For others, this eclipse will be the end of the road, the final nail in the coffin. ‘Enough already, I’m not putting up with this situation a moment longer’. Slam the door shut and don’t look back as you move on.
An eclipse tragedy
There’s been a heartbreaking story in the news today about a father who was murdered on a train in broad daylight. It followed a short altercation, the man was stabbed and subsequently died. The station where the two men boarded the train is just round the corner from where I live. As you can imagine, I’ve been drawn into this tragic event, trying to comprehend how everyone caught up in it must be feeling.
Also, today would have been the victim’s birthday. A senseless tragedy and what a brutal showing for the Solar Eclipse falling on the anniversary of the day a father was born and whose life was cut short.
Now, I’m not wanting to suggest that this is going to be the outcome for everyone during this eclipse. Of course it’s not and yet, I was struck by the extreme symbolism, a decisive action that was both final and cruel. The wrong kind of action.
Step Up or Step Down?
Solar Eclipses do give you an opportunity to take action, to choose what you’ll stand up against, to be firm or back down. This is the first New Moon of 2019 so set your intentions for the coming year. Refuse to let the difficult side of life dictate how you’re going to live and be a beacon of light against dark forces.
Challenges lie ahead this year both in our world and, no doubt, on a personal level. A life without challenge is rare. Use this portal, this opportunity to get real about the events that are unfolding. Play your part in a small way or a big way, whichever you choose.
The question is how will you respond and what decisions will you make on the back of this powerful Solar Eclipse. Is it time to commit or quit? Are you ready to step up to a new role or responsibility or is time for you to back down?
Here are the areas of your life highlighted by this weekend’s Solar Eclipse. Read both your Sun sign and Ascendant sign:
- Capricorn: Self, image, name, your identity
- Aquarius: Retreat, quiet time, seclusion, service to others, introspection
- Pisces: Friends, groups, social networks, political agendas, hopes & wishes
- Aries: Career, vocation, status, your role in the public eye
- Taurus: Travel, education, learning, your philosophy on life
- Gemini: Joint finances, sex, life’s mysteries
- Cancer: Relationships, your 1-to-1’s, both personal & professional
- Leo: Health, work, your everyday lifestyle & routine
- Virgo: Children, creativity, entertainment, love affairs, luck
- Libra: Home, family, your past, where you come from
- Scorpio: Communication, siblings, neighbours, your local community
- Sagittarius: Money, resources, your personal values
Remember eclipses have a shadowy theme and they often bring what’s hidden to light. Therefore, it’s wise to wait a few days after the eclipse before taking action or making a final decision.
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